ISJ October 2019: Nature and Nurture of Educational Diversity.
In the modern era of education, with the advent of largely universal, institutionalized learning, the challenge of optimizing learning outcomes to meet personal and societal needs, generates a sustained and passionate debate in the education world and also in the social, commercial, religious, and governmental institutions that sponsor schools.
All stakeholders want essentially the same set of outcomes: the best educational results for the least expenditure of time, effort, and resources. There are, of course, many complicating factors that make this apparently simple proposition much more difficult to put into practice. Education by whom, for whom, and for what purpose, we might ask?